Reviews and Blog Posts: epic novels

The son

by Philipp Meyer

DPL Rating:
5

This epic Western relates the violent history of Texas through the story of one powerful family. That story begins when 13-year-old Eli McCullough is captured by the Comanche in 1849 and traces his survivor’s spirit of resilience and ruthlessness through his progeny over the next 160 years, told in alternating...

Lonesome dove : a novel

by Larry McMurtry

DPL Rating:
5

Lonesome Dove is one of my all-time favorite novels. My family just returned from a trip to Montana, which is one of the settings in the book. Seeing the rolling hills and cattle reminded me of the book, and it's now on my to-read (again) pile.

A suitable boy : a novel

by Vikram Seth

DPL Rating:
4

Complex and beautiful. Read it twice, really loved the ghazals.

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